The Minnesota Wild beat Dallas 5-2 Saturday night.  The Wild scored 3 goals in a 59-second span in the 2nd period to cruise to the win.  Dany Heatley had a goal and 2 assists and Chad Rau had his first NHL goal for Minnesota.  Josh Harding had 23 saves in net for Minnesota.

The Wild are 23-18-7 and with 53 points are in 9th place in the Western Conference, 1 point back of Colorado for the 8th and final playoff spot.  The Wild play at Colorado at 8pm Tuesday night, pregame on WJON at 7:35.